Housing, Food, Gun Violence: Providers Seek to Shrink Health Gaps | Healthiest Communities Health News

Will Kreznick

Awake at 4 a.m. one morning last November, Felicia Silva of Albuquerque, New Mexico, assumed the dull ache in her left shoulder was a cramp – or maybe she’d slept on it wrong. She pushed through the pain and went to work, but her colleagues, seeing her disorientation and hearing her stutter, urged her to get medical help. Hours later, Silva found herself at Presbyterian Rust Medical Center in nearby Rio Rancho, diagnosed with a minor stroke and admitted for treatment.

Then, about a week after she was sent home, Silva got a surprising call from an administrator at Presbyterian,

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Two cannabis bills detrimental to public health and food safety

Will Kreznick

In summary

We can allow safer legal access to cannabis and useful hemp products without going backward in our commitments to public health and food safety.

By Lynn Silver, Special to CalMatters

Dr. Lynn Silver is a pediatrician and director of Getting it Right from the Start – Advancing Public Health & Equity in Cannabis Policy, and Senior Advisor at the Public Health Institute, [email protected]

Legalizing cannabis was supposed to be about social justice. About ending mass incarceration of people of color for possessing a small amount of marijuana. About safer legal access.

But there are many things legalization should

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Healthy Skin Tips: 7 Everyday Foods For Healthy And Glowing Skin

Will Kreznick

If you have sat hours in a salon, going through various skin treatments, tried creams and serums to keep your skin healthy and supple, let us tell you that these may not be required. While most of us want our skin to glow, did you know that a little change in your everyday diet may give you healthy skin and that glow you always wanted?! After all, what we eat has direct effects on our minds and body. Although there are many food options to add to your diet for healthy skin, today, we bring you some everyday foods that

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nutritional value: National Nutrition Week: Eating healthy food should be your priority

Will Kreznick
Nutrition is the most important component of a healthy and balanced diet, which plays a key role in development, growth and protection against diseases in the long run. In India, National Nutrition week (NNW) is observed from September 1 to September 7 every year since 1982 to create awareness among people about the importance of nutrition on the person’s health and overall well-being. The theme of National Nutrition Week 2021 is ‘Feeding right from the start’ which focuses on the importance of nutrition and healthy diet. Eating a balanced diet is important for good health and wellbeing. A right proportion
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Mindful Eating Practices For Children: 5 Tips To Inhibit Healthy Food Habit In Kids

Will Kreznick

We all can relate to the struggle of making a child eat those greens on their plates. Running behind your kid with a bowlful of meal can a real struggle at times. But giving up on this struggle is never an option. In fact, it is of utmost importance to get a child into healthy eating habit for overall growth. “Helping your children develop their own mindfulness practice can be very beneficial and these skills can be applied to many areas of life,” read a report published on the official website of Michigan State University. It further stated, “Mindfulness can

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